Shawn Kemp
Shawn Kemp
Celebrated Name: Shawn Kemp
Real Name/Full Name: Shawn Travis Kemp
Gender: Male
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: 26 November 1969
Birth Place: Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 2.08 m
Weight: 104 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Marvena L. Thomas (m. 2001)
Children: Yes (Shawn Kemp Jr.)
Profession: Former professional basketball player
Net Worth in 2024: $6 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Shawn Travis Kemp is a retired basketball player of NBA that is the National Basketball Association. A six-time NBA All-Star, as well as an All-NBA Second Team three-time member, Kemp is one of the major figures of American basketball.

Maybe you know about Shawn Kemp very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Shawn Kemp’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Shawn Kemp was born on November 26, 1969, in Elkhart, Indiana. Kemp was raised by his mother, Barbara, and used to play basketball at a very young age. Kemp went to school at Concord High and later became one of the best basketball players in the nation. He was in studying in senior year at that time.

While studying at the University of Kentucky, he obtained a scholarship. However, due to low grades, he was soon prevented from continuing the University. Kemp studied shortly at the Trinity Valley College in Athens soon after, and he entered the draft of the 1989 NBA at the age of 19.

Kemp fathered seven children out of six women by the time he was 28. This led to a large portion of his income is spent on childcare. At Lower Queen Anne in Seattle, he owns a sports bar called ‘Oskar’s Kitchen.’ The bar, however, was shut down in 2015.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 26 November 1969, Shawn Kemp is 54 years old as of today’s date 13th July 2024. His height is 2.08 m tall, and his weight is 104 kg.


Kemp became the youngest player to be made by the “SuperSonics” of Seattle in the year 1989. By the second season with the Sonics, he started being acknowledged as a rising star in the NBA. The years 1995 and 1996 were the highest points in Kemp’s career with the Sonics.

Along with Gary Payton, he led the team to a whopping record 64 wins and made it through to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1979. He played with the Sonics till the year 1997, after which he was part of a three-way trade, and Kemp was sent from the Sonics to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In spite of his extreme weight issues, in the three seasons that he played for the Cavaliers, he led the team to NBA Playoffs. In the year 2000, he was traded to the well-known Portland Trail Blazers. Due to his severe weight gain, along with cocaine and alcohol abuse, his career began to go downhill henceforth.

He was waived shortly before the 2002–03 season after a mere two seasons of playing with the Blazers. Kemp played his 1000th NBA game with the Magics.

Kemp’s attempts at returning did not prove fruitful for as long as the NBA roster of the 2006–07 season. In 2008, the 18th of August, the Premiata Montegranaro of Italian League handed him a contract of one year. He played in total three pre-season matches, after which he came back to Houston, and the contract with Premiata Montegranaro soon came to an end.

Awards & Achievements

Kemp earned the title of “Reign man” by the second season of playing with the Sonics. In 1994, he won a gold medal in the tournament, FIBA World Championship that was held in Toronto; he won the gold for the national team of US. Kemp played with renowned teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Premiata Montegranaro.

Net Worth & Salary of Shawn Kemp in 2024

Shawn Kemp Net Worth 2019As of July 2024, Shawn Kemp has a net worth of $6 million. Kemp earned his huge net worth during his fourteen seasons of playing for the NBA. Apart from that, he earned millions from the various brands that he endorsed; Reebok is one of them. Kemp had fathered seven children out of six mothers, and this came as a blow to his income.

Shawn Kemp is a major basketball figure and has been compared to the legendary Michael Jordan. Jordan himself has acknowledged this fact and agreed that Kemp was a talented player. One of the most talented stars in the NBA, Kemp, faced a lot of struggles in life and ultimately rose above them.


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